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Britespan is excited to share that Cobra Structures has joined our network of authorized dealers! Cobra Structures have been in the construction business since 2010, and in the fabric building industry as resellers and installers since 2014, offering full-service project to completion to their customers, including sales, installation, and building maintenance.
The Count Down Is on!
Across North America, thousands of fabric buildings are constructed every year. Building uses vary from barns, to commercial warehousing, municipal salt and sand storage, and even sports and event centers.
Now is your chance to learn all about how Britespan manufactures the strongest fabric buildings on the market.
Tour Britespan’s facilities at our Wingham Ontario site!
May 24 and 25, 2019
9am to 3:30pm
Ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 am, Fri. May 24!
Learn and see all that goes into manufacturing a Britespan building.
- Start your tour in our manufacturing facility, where we show you how we fabricate our trusses and components
- Get a sneak peek into our robust technical department and how we engineer the strongest fabric buildings on the market
- Next, you’ll visit our state-of-the-art fabric production facility where we convert 12 foot wide rolls of fabric into beautiful fabric roofs
- End your tour at our distribution facility where it all comes together, and buildings are shipped to our customers
Stick around and enjoy some refreshments provided by local 4-H Clubs. Talk with members from our expert teams, and learn about the exciting career possibilities at Britespan.
Britespan Building Systems Inc. (Britespan), announced on February 21, 2019 that John MacDonald, Vice President of Operations, has been appointed as the company President effective immediately.
“It is with great pleasure that I announce that John MacDonald has accepted the position of President of Britespan Building Systems Inc. and associated companies,” said Ben Hogervorst, current President of Britespan. “Since John joined our team in September of 2016, he has truly helped transform the company, and has been instrumental in Britespan’s growth and success. Without a doubt we can expect to see even more positive change with John in the driver’s seat.”
Airport buildings are an integral part of the entire airport operating process. Outside of the terminals, buildings are used for everything from hangars, cargo handling buildings, packaging handling and logistics buildings, and maintenance and repair facilities.
Today, we typically see conventional “brick and mortar” buildings, as well as steel buildings used at airports to house the varying services these buildings provide.
These conventional building styles are permanent structures that have traditionally been thought of as the go-to building solution. But not only are they often expensive, they have very long construction timelines.
Conventional structures for airport buildings can have construction timelines that can take months and even years to complete a building project.
Each day that a project takes to reach its completion date costs operators/owners lost revenue and potential future business. Offsite temporary or rented buildings during construction, labor costs, and potential damage to uncovered inventory are only some of the challenges faced while waiting for a new structure.
These challenges have left airports looking for ways to reduce construction timelines and costs dramatically.
Is there something better?
Buying trends suggest that it is becoming more common for purchasers and engineers to request building specifications for fabric buildings. Why?
Fabric buildings offer an alternative building solution to conventional buildings that make more sense economically.
In a nutshell, fabric buildings deliver the exact same building solution as a conventional building, but with increased speed of construction, less operating downtime, less inconvenience to airport travellers, and reduced capital expenses.
Where will airport buildings be 1 year from now?
All of the signs point to fabric buildings continuing to have a bigger presence in the airport industry, replacing conventional buildings with modular and turnkey building solutions that improve the bottom line.
Top 3 Reasons Fabric Buildings Are Changing the Future of Airport Buildings
#1 Speed of construction
Because of their modular design, engineered fabric buildings are constructed in a fraction of the time that is necessary for a conventional building. With fabric structures, the frame components are delivered to the job site and assembled quickly on the chosen foundation type. A PVC or woven polyethylene fabric cover is then pulled over the roof, permanently tensioned, and mechanically fastened to the frame.
Once the frame and membrane has been installed, the building is then outfitted with all of the other completion components and building accessories.